Did you know that Lions Head is probably the most walked peak in Africa? We recently did a count over a 4 week period and we were astonished at the results. On average during the week, about 600 people walk on Lions Head between 08h00 and 17h00. This is increased by another approximately 200 folk who walk up to watch the sunset / sunrise. On weekends the volume triples to on average 1,600 on Saturday and Sunday. We have also conducted 3 full moon night counts and on average (between 16h30 and 17h30) 800 walkers ascend Lions Head. These volumes are astounding and with this comes increased wear and tear on the maintained paths, additional informal paths (leading to erosion) and of course more litter.
We encourage everyone who walks on Lions Head to bring down what you take up and to greet all your fellow walkers with a smile while you wait at the chains or ladders.